Lydia, a Bangalore based christian girl threw acid on her lover Jayakumar and slashed his face as he refused to convert to Christianity despite repeated pressure. Jayakumar agreed to marry. They had met five years ago and fell in love soon after. Lydia, a working nurse, kept pushing for marriage but also conversion. Police have arrested Lydia and her cousin Sunil a possible accomplice in this gory criminal act is absconding. Jayakumar is recovering from severe burns and cuts, and is still not out of danger. While this is one example, India has faced for centuries (since mughal and british rule) forced conversions by money power and force. Since independence, really now seven decades, these things are going on unabated. A vast majority of money from western governments going to NGOs in India is used for conversion under the alibi of social service. This menace has to be stopped.
- 19 Jan 2017
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, or RSS for short, a nationalist organization, and the largest social service organization in the world has more than 90% of its membership below 40%, which reflects India’s current plurality. Of this 66 per cent comprise students. Moreover, it is receiving thousands of applications each day, week and month compared to in the past. With over 50,000 units of Shakhas, over 60% are in the village areas where RSS takes up social issues and serving the people.
- 2 Nov 2015